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The Cheesecake Factory

442 W. Hillcrest Dr. (N. McCloud Ave.) Send to Phone
805-371-9705 | Menu
Ample food and a dizzying variety of cheesecake makes this ubiquitous chain worth a stop.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
Open late Fri.-Sat.

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The Cheesecake Factory Restaurant Review

: This branch of the national chain has a vague Cleopatra theme to the décor. Set inside the Oaks Mall, it has two patios: one outdoors and one indoors. It also has two large dining rooms and a bar area. A take-out counter up front and curbside pick-up help busy parents grab dinner quickly. The long menu --- 250 items --- aims to please the masses with generous portions of American fare with a global influence. Appetizers run from Chinese pot stickers to Tex Mex egg rolls to sliders. Salads (including Weight Management varieties that clock in under 590 calories), pizzas and burgers are popular at lunchtime. At dinner, pastas, steaks, seafood and specialties like chicken Madeira and meatloaf rule. Sunday brunch has french toast, Belgian waffles, eggs Benedict, crab hash and steak and eggs. No one wants to pass up dessert, specifically cheesecake. Choose from Godiva chocolate cheesecake, Kahlúa cocoa-coffee cheesecake, Key lime cheesecake and at least 20 other flavors.


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